The news we’ve all waited years for…

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been inactive for nearly four years now. After a highly controversial fight against Johny Hendricks, ‘GSP’ announced he was vacating the title.

Having held the belt with conviction for 10 straight defenses, St-Pierre’s retirement was a shocker. Citing the lack of drug testing and personal issues, the Canadian star turned his back on fighting.

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Following years of near-returns and rumours, Georges St-Pierre is finally back. Earlier this week it was announced that contract negotiations were going well. Now, despite the previous disputes, ‘GSP’ is making a huge comeback.

Discussing the potential return fights for St-Pierre was none other than UFC president Dana White:

Possible Opponents

“It could be the winner [of the March 4 welterweight title fight] between Tyron Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, or it could be [middleweight champion] Michael Bisping. Georges has also talked about fighting at 155 pounds [lightweight]. He says he can make the weight.

“But I have no idea when he’s going to fight right now. We don’t have anything booked and literally haven’t talked to anybody about it.”

Links To Three Weights

Given his history at welterweight, a return at 170 pounds is highly possible. That said, ‘GSP’ has vested interests at middle and lightweight. Current 185-pound champ Michael Bisping has been openly discussing a potential scrap with ‘Rush.’

As White mentioned, ‘GSP’ is even open to fighting at 155 pounds. Although there’s a long line of contenders in all three weight classes, St-Pierre’s star power and calibre will likely see him jump the queue.


Among many opponents he’s beaten, a few remain active and as possible opponents. Although Nick Diaz hasn’t fought in a long time, he has now been reinstated to fight again. ‘GSP’ won a decision over Diaz in 2013, his last year of active competition.

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